By Carl Eisdorfer PhD MD
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This can be done in an unobtrusive way through the use of symbols or 42 T. FULMER, J. ASHLEY, C. REILLY color coding. Close supervision of high-risk patients is essential. Restraints should be used cautiously with the elderly. Some suggest that high-risk patients should be assigned to semiprivate rooms rather than private rooms. This selection provides some peripheral supervision by increasing the number of people in contact with the high-risk person. It should be noted that not all elderly who fall are cognitively impaired or debilitated.
In a study of physician behavior related specifically to geriatric patients, chart reviews showed no mention of cognitive deficits or symptoms of confusion by physicians in 79% of patients identified as suffering such deficits in systematic cognitive testing (McCartney & Palmateer, 1985). As part of nearly 400 medical examinations in 165 elderly patients, including admission histories and physical examinations, only four mental status exams were recorded. This is particularly disturbing, given that any level of cognitive impairment (mild, medium, or severe) detected on admission has been associated with the subsequent development of an acute confusional episode (McCartney & Palmateer, 1985).
Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 6, 1986: Geriatric Health Care by Carl Eisdorfer PhD MD